How Often Should I Service My Vehicle?
A key part to maintaining your vehicle is getting it serviced regularly. Doing so will extended the life of your engine and save you a good chunk of cash that would have otherwise gone to repairs. For those without the know-how or mechanical prowess to maintain their own vehicle, odds are a dealership service department is where your vehicle gets serviced. That bodes a single question for drivers everywhere. How often should I service my vehicle?
As it turns out, the answer isn’t every 3,000 miles. Oil engineering and technology have come a long way in the past few decades, eliminating the need for constant oil changes. While quick-change oil outlets still hammer away at the 3,000-mile rule, vehicle manufacturers say quite the opposite.
For the most part, sticking to the service schedule in your owner’s manual is the way to go. As a general rule, most cars need an oil change every six months. That’s a good amount less than what quick-change oil outlets suggest which means you could save a bunch of money every year. As a result, the best way to determine how often to service your vehicle is to check your owner’s manual.
Here at Wayne Thomas Chevrolet, we’re more than happy to provide top-quality service for your vehicle!